|Better Farming Series 36 - Raising Rabbits 1: Learning about Rabbits; Building the Pens; Choosing Rabbits (FAO, 1988, 56 p.)|
|What do you need to raise rabbits?|
|Learning about rabbits|
|What kinds of rabbits can you raise?|
|What can rabbits eat?|
|How many rabbits should you raise?|
|Now you must decide|
|How to begin|
|Where can you put your rabbit pens?|
|What materials can you use to build rabbit pens?|
|Building the rabbit pens|
|Some simple rabbit pens|
|How to build better rabbit pens|
|Choosing good rabbits|
|How to handle your rabbits|
|Bringing your rabbits home|
|Preparing the pens and putting in the rabbits|
68. Wire mesh is the best material for building rabbit pens. It lasts a long time and is easy to keep clean. However, wire mesh may be hard to find and it costs a lot of money.
wire mesh 1.25 x 1.25 mm
69. Later, if you begin to sell rabbits you may want to use some of the money that you make to buy wire mesh for your pens.
70. You will be shown how to build pens with wire mesh floors
and walls in the next booklet in this series.
71. You can also build good pens using materials that cost little money such as used wood, old boxes, crates, poles from straight tree branches or bamboo.
Use cheap materials